John Roy Germani, of Osterville, Massachusetts, and Palm City, Florida passed away unexpectedly at the age of 84 on June 24, 2020. He was a loyal and kind-hearted friend and loved by many. He left this world while at home in Osterville for the summer, at peace, and grateful for a life well lived. He was happy to have played his final round of golf just a few days ago at his home course of almost 70 years, Wianno.
John was born in Boston, Massachusetts on March 19, 1936, the son of Mary and George Germani. He attended Barnstable High School and then went on to graduate from Dartmouth College, where he played basketball and baseball and was a member of the Army ROTC. He then went on to receive his MBA from The Wharton School and started his career as a stockbroker in Rhode Island. After moving back to Cape Cod in the 1960s, he worked in real estate property development, and then began his insurance career during the 1970s. In 1982 he started his own business, Germani Insurance, which is now operated by his two sons. He also achieved his CPCU designation and was a former president of the Cape Cod Insurance Agents Association.
John considered his greatest accomplishments to be his children and grandchildren, his lifelong friendships, and his athletic accomplishments. On Cape Cod and in Florida, he was fortunate to have wide circles of friends whom he cherished, many of which he met during his athletic endeavors. John is still regarded as one of the finest student athletes to graduate from Barnstable High School and has been inducted into the Barnstable High School Hall of Fame. In high school, he had a three-touchdown performance against Falmouth on Thanksgiving Day, a twenty-five point scoring average in basketball, and hitting for a .380 average in baseball. While at Dartmouth, John played baseball for the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod Baseball League for two seasons. John was also an avid golfer. He had eight hole-in-ones, won the Wianno Club Championship three times, and always seemed to find more golf balls than he ever lost. While John was not golfing, he enjoyed spending time on the boat and watching baseball. He remained a true and loyal fan of the Red Sox, celebrating their recent World Series titles.
John leaves behind his three children, James Germani and wife Jacey; Mark Germani and wife Courtney; and Patricia Fellows and husband Mark. John is also survived by his four grandchildren, Jacquelyn Germani, Blake Germani, Tripp Germani, and Sophia Fellows, as well as his former wife and great friend, Patricia Germani. He was predeceased by his two brothers, Paul King Germani and Joseph Germani.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a celebration of life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Jimmy Fund & Dana-Farber, who treated his daughter Patty when she had Leukemia as a child. www.jimmyfund.org